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Stegall and Simmons Speak to Decatur Chamber on DOL’s new Overtime Rules


Deb Stegall and Dan Simmons recently provided members of the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Decatur Chamber of Commerce with an overview of the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) changes to overtime rules as well as the changes to the definition of misconduct under the Illinois Unemployment Insurance Act.

In the May 24 presentation to the Springfield Chamber, Stegall covered the DOL’s final rule updating overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The topics included: the difference between exempt, non-exempt and salaried employees; correctly classifying employees according to the DOL; and the effect the new rule will have on employers’ payroll, incentives, and scheduling. Simmons spoke on “Eight New Categories of Misconduct under the Illinois Unemployment Insurance Act.”

On July 14, they gave the presentation as part of a workshop sponsored by the Decatur Chamber. Simmons’ topic covered the eight new categories of misconduct under the Illinois Unemployment Insurance Act that disqualify a terminated employee from receiving unemployment insurance benefits. The categories include falsifying employment applications, on the job intoxication and gross negligence that damages property or endangers the safety of other workers.

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